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Jerome Kersey vs. Nate Thurmond Comparison

Head-to-head comparison between the NBA stars Nate Thurmond and Jerome Kersey that includes championships won, honors and awards obtained, regular season and playoffs stats and other data put side by side.

Who scored more points in his career? Who averaged more points in playoffs? Who won more championships? Who led the season more times? Who won more MVP awards? Those questions and many more, are answered here. It includes NBA Championships, seasons, playoffs, awards, statistical data for points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and percentages.

Head-To-Head Career Comparison

NBA Timeline:
1946-47
2019-20
Jerome Kersey:
1985 to 2001
Nate Thurmond:
1964 to 1977

NBA Championships and Seasons

Jerome Kersey 1
Nate Thurmond 0
Jerome Kersey 17
Nate Thurmond 14
Jerome Kersey 15
Nate Thurmond 9
Jerome Kersey 0
Nate Thurmond 7

Honors and Awards

Jerome Kersey 0
Nate Thurmond 2
*
All-Defensive Teams
(Total Selections)
Jerome Kersey 0
Nate Thurmond 5
* Notes: Finals MVP and Defensive Teams awarded since 1968-69.

NBA Regular Season Stats

Stats Per Game

Jerome Kersey 10.3
Nate Thurmond 15.0

Jerome Kersey 5.5
Nate Thurmond 15.0

Jerome Kersey 1.9
Nate Thurmond 2.7

Jerome Kersey 1.2
Nate Thurmond 0.5

*
Jerome Kersey 0.7
Nate Thurmond 2.1

*

Totals Stats

Jerome Kersey 11,825
Nate Thurmond 14,437

Jerome Kersey 6,339
Nate Thurmond 14,464

Jerome Kersey 2,134
Nate Thurmond 2,575

Jerome Kersey 1,439
Nate Thurmond 125

*
Jerome Kersey 799
Nate Thurmond 553

*
Jerome Kersey 1,153
Nate Thurmond 964

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Jerome Kersey .465
Nate Thurmond .421

3-Point Percentage
Jerome Kersey .201
Nate Thurmond -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
Jerome Kersey .690
Nate Thurmond .667

Best Season (no game minimum)

Jerome Kersey 19.2
(1988)
Nate Thurmond 21.9
(1970)

Jerome Kersey 8.4
(1990)
Nate Thurmond 22.0
(1968)

Jerome Kersey 3.2
(1989)
Nate Thurmond 4.2
(1968)

Jerome Kersey 1.8
(1989)
Nate Thurmond 0.7
(1974)

*
Jerome Kersey 1.1
(1989)
Nate Thurmond 2.9
(1974)

*
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NBA Playoffs Stats

Stats Per Game

Jerome Kersey 12.4
Nate Thurmond 11.9

Jerome Kersey 5.7
Nate Thurmond 13.6

Jerome Kersey 1.8
Nate Thurmond 2.8

Jerome Kersey 1.3
Nate Thurmond 0.4

*
Jerome Kersey 0.6
Nate Thurmond 1.9

*

Totals Stats

Jerome Kersey 1,557
Nate Thurmond 966

Jerome Kersey 717
Nate Thurmond 1,101

Jerome Kersey 233
Nate Thurmond 225

Jerome Kersey 168
Nate Thurmond 11

*
Jerome Kersey 80
Nate Thurmond 51

*
Jerome Kersey 126
Nate Thurmond 81

Percentages

Field Goal Percentage
Jerome Kersey .469
Nate Thurmond .416

3-Point Percentage
Jerome Kersey .095
Nate Thurmond -

n/a **
Free Throw Percentage
Jerome Kersey .727
Nate Thurmond .621

Best Playoffs (no game minimum)

Jerome Kersey 20.7
(1990)
Nate Thurmond 25.4
(1972)

Jerome Kersey 8.5
(1993)
Nate Thurmond 23.1
(1967)

Jerome Kersey 3.6
(1992)
Nate Thurmond 5.2
(1972)

Jerome Kersey 3.3
(1989)
Nate Thurmond 0.5
(1976)

*
Jerome Kersey 1.0
(1998)
Nate Thurmond 2.2
(1976)

*
Notes: * Blocks and steals started to be recorded in 1973-74. Some years in this player's career don't have stats.
** Three-point shots were implemented in 1979-80, this player has no data for the stat.
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